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. while the president campaigns in california, mitt romney spent sunday in florida before his major foreign policy speech in virginia today. nbc's tracie potts joins us now live from washington. good morning. >> veronica. good morning. let's talk about the speech. in it today he tries to draw distinctions. we've seen an advanced copy where mitt romney will now argue america is now weaker against our enemies abroad. mitt romney gives a big foreign policy speech in virginia today, but over the weekend in florida, he focused on taxes and president obama. >> he will ultimately have to raise taxes on middle income taxes by $4,000 a year. >> reporter: since last week's debate, which romney is widely regarded as having won, both sides argued the other was dishonest. >> he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: their truth war now on tv. >> not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. >> this was dishonest. >> i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. >> the governor knows his $5
, the biggest diamond in the universe and some famous california tax cheats. early morning headlines straight ahead. walmart is taking health care to a whole new level with major announcement. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back to "early today." stories making news this morning. the nobel peace prize will be awarded to the european union for six decades of contribution toward the achievement of peace, democracy and human rights in europe. defense secretary leon panetta warns the u.s. is becoming increasingly vulnerable to foreign cyber attacks that could dismantle the nation's power grid, transportation system and financial networks. last night he painted a dire picture. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. >>> the lebanese militant group hezbollah is claiming ownership of an iran-designed drone that was shot down 35 miles into israel last weekend calling it an unprecedented achievement. >>> political mixed message. a search on google images with the phrases "complet
. >>> and, finally, it was quite a sight in california when a 12,000 pound potato sculpture rolled in on an 18-foot fork in the road. it was a photo op, part of the idaho commission's 75th anniversary celebration. it was to promote an upcoming food drive. >>> here is nbc meteorologist bill karins with your forecast. >> you're a good cook. >> i enjoy cook sglg have you ever perfected a twice-baked potato? >> oh, yeah. it takes a lot of time. >> not just throw it in the microwave. a little more than that? a little above my game. >>> yesterday was another hot day in southern california, l.a. 91 degrees, phoenix at 93. it's been like summertime through southern california and desert southwest. it continues for one or two more days and then it will cool off. the cool air moved lieu the northern rockies. now it's heading through the middle of the country. not bad yesterday, temperatures in the 60s and 70s. this morning the areas are down in the 30s and 40s. at 43 in medford. most areas in the 40s, but towards spoke cane in the 30s this morning. vegas and l.a., still holding on to the war
with a locomotive in california. the crash caused three cars to derail and pinned the truck driver inside his vehicle. according to officials, the semi drove past the rail crossing into the train. investigators have not determined why the driver did not stop. >>> well, four men in mississippi battled the monster and lived to tell a tale. it's almost unbelievable when you look at it. the hunters captured a 40 foot long alligator that weighs 697 pounds. once they hooked the animal, it took them two hours to get it close enough for the fatal gunshot. the catch is the largest in state history. >>> and finally, fried foods usually get all the press at texas state fairs, but not on monday. you can see why. chefs used 635 bags of frito corn chips, 635 cans of hormel chilli and then lots top it off with cheese, to make the world's largest frito chili pie. tasty. now for a look ot your weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> i would need a gallon of ice cream to balance the salt and the sweet. if i have doritos, i have to have ice cream to chase it down. it neutralizes. it all evens out. go
, dozens more flights are being canceled to allow for additional repairs. >>> in california gas prices shot up as much as 30 cents overnight while some station's supplies have dried up entirely thanks to refinery and pipeline problems. >>> meanwhile, in canada 16 trailer loads of stolen maple syrup were escorted back to the warehouse in quebec. a barrel of the sticky commodity costs more than oil. >>> meanwhile, a bitter sweet problem in france where bees were producing honey in startling shades of blue and green. well, it turns out an m&m candy biogas plant nearby was the source of the artificial coloring. >>> and finally, only in new york do kids pay a baby-sitter to hold their phone. that's right. the devices aren't allowed at school so this company parks outside and holds their phone during class for $1 a day. >>> well, coming up, the rams down the cards, a college football comeback and a boxing first. >>> plus, a special blood-soaked sock could be up for sale. your sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> i don't even think i'd buy it if it was a yankee pitcher with a bloody sock. well
other stories making news "early today" in america. we are going to begin in california with a parents' nightmare at a youth football game. a violent scuffle broke out between opposing coaches after the game ended. it's still unclear what started the melee, but it did stop before any of the children or adults were injured. >>> two florida construction workers were killed in a parking garage collapse. one witness said the five-story lot was under construction when it just fell like a house of cards. rescuers pulled one survivor from the rubble 13 hours after the collapse. crews will continue searching for the lone, unaccounted for worker this morning. >>> and finally, there goes the bride in new jersey. look at that woman right there. she swiped a $5,000 wedding dress right in broad daylight. she apparently had a small group of friends and a small child to distract the shop owners while she escaped. police are still looking for the woman. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, meteorologist bill karins has the weather for you. >> you know what's amazing, the big, huge
rainfall amounts. the bulk of moisture has already moved inland. dry in most of california. the winds did shift. only in the low 80s in many areas like downtown l.a. instead of the impressive heat you've had the last couple days. as the high pressure moves in further, we don't expect the return of hot temperatures. the forecast this morning, temperatures cold in the rockies, pretty mild in most areas, but temperatures will cool off behind that front in the northwest. your forecast for today hit-and-miss showers, not an all day rainout. 51 in' addle. l.a. at 77. a beautiful day from vegas t i mentioned the same in seattle. it's not going to rain all day. just hit-and-miss showers. >>> of course, it's friday. weekend forecast coming up. >> thanks for the reminder, bill. >>> the $35 million andy warhol as well as bad timing. girl dumps guy who then goes on to win mega millions. >>> reports the cia wants to beef up its fleet of military drones. details ahead. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back to "early today." here are some of the stories making news this morning. in a case that
into southern california, it will move into the middle. country. we're watching a storm system this morning kicking through northern portions of new england with some cold, chilly rain at the highest elevations in northern maine, maybe a little bit of snow. as far as the worst weather this morning, the line of showers and thunderstorms dove out of areas of missouri and is sliding into areas of the greater nashville, tennessee, area. worst drive, interstate 40 anywhere from nashville heading anywhere to the west. this has a lot of lightening too. i'm sure some of that thunder will be waking some people up earlier this morning in areas of central tennessee. as far as other areas of stormy weather, we're not looking at anything too bad out there. later this afternoon we have an isolated risk of severe storms. this is north texas into areas of western extreme portions of kansas. isolated strong storms. damaging hail and some gusty winds. as far as the airports go today, the nashville area, we'll watch that. much of the country is sitting there with a fall day. the weekend will give us some trou
of heat in the interior sections of california where we could be dealing with record-high temperatures, all because of the jet stream, big dip all the way up into canada and the high pressure sitting over the west coast. yesterday, it was once again in the hundreds in phoenix. this little shade of pink in here. it was 93 in downtown l.a., 97 in vegas. even san francisco was very warm around san francisco and napa, all the way back to sacramento this weekend. it will be warm again today. not really a cloud in site here. this big huge area of high pressure overhead, plenty of sunshine. some areas where the mountain terrain was just right. we should see near record highs today. l.a., 101, one of the hottest days we've seen this year on october around the century mark. in yuma, that's like mid summer heat, 108. >>> it looks like the month of august, predictions are for a pretty warm october all through the west. >> crazy. 101 in l.a.? >> they need rain. the northwest had one of the driest septembers ever. >> i'll take the sunshine any day. i know they need it. >>> a new quarter begins, pum
california's mojave desert. >>> now here's a look at some other stories across america. in florida, dramatic video of a car plowing into a scrap metal business. luckily it happened in the middle of the night, so no one was around, except for the driver, who could be seen getting out of the car several minutes after the impact. >>> in california, it is finally home sweet home for space shuttle endeavor. we've sped up this video of what was a long, winding and two-mile-per-hour journey through the streets of l.a. this weekend. after soaring above the earth dozens of times, its final trek was 12 miles long from l.a. international airport to a museum where it will go on display later this month. >>> to new york, it's not as big as that shuttle, but this pumpkin is still pretty great, right? it's weighing in at 1,300 pounds it won a growing con local contest. and the grower says it's all thanks to hard work, no funny business. >>> a map discovered buried in the vault of a historical vote shows george washington's encampment at valley forge, pennsylvania, could have changed this country's history
into an active period of weather this weekend. we have a storm that's moved into southern california, it will move into the middle. country. we're watching a storm system this morning kicking through northern portions of new england with some cold, chilly rain at the highest elevations in northern maine, maybe a little bit of snow. as far as the worst weather this morning, the line of showers and thunderstorms dove out of areas of missouri and is sliding into areas of the greater nashville, tennessee, area. worst drive, interstate 40 anywhere from nashville heading anywhere to the west. this has a lot of lightening too. i'm sure some of that thunder will be waking some people up earlier this morning in areas of central tennessee. as far as other areas of stormy weather, we're not looking at anything too bad out there. later this afternoon we have an isolated risk of severe storms. this is north texas into areas of western extreme portions of kansas. isolated strong storms. damaging hail and some gusty winds. as far as the airports go today, the nashville area, we'll watch that. much
a little bit, too, over the last couple days in california, and that's going to continue. there are a lot of coastal clouds, you'll be burning off the fog all morning long and then sunshine this afternoon. if you notice the chilly air, it's in the 40s finally through the northern rockies, into 30s at the high elevations, but none of that cool air made it to vegas, at 78 this morning. it's a little cool around portland and medford, maybe a light jacket this morning. you'll probably carry it home this afternoon because we're spending another dry day, an amazingly dry stretch of weather here and it continues. 84 in medford, 74 portland, and after burning off the clouds in central california, dry in the where we'll still be in the 90s. that's better than upper 90s. i would love to say it's going to rain soon in the west. >> why would you like to say that? no one out west -- >> for something different. a little change of scenery. >> all right, bill, we'll work on that for you. >> it's got to rain sooner or later. >>> coming up, hp plunges. an fbi black market bust, and hiring 300,000 employees
california tomorrow. yesterday was just another warm, dry day. word of breaking records in many areas for how dry it's been over the last 0 days, 90 days, since the middle of the summer. another warm day in the desert southwest. you can see the spinning motion of the upper level low. 's inching its way towards the los angeles area. a few showers with it offshore and a couple sprinkles around south of san francisco. that's about it. another dry day in the northwest. but you're running out of them. pretty soon we're going to return to your typical pattern of a lot of clouds and on-and-off showers over the next week. here is a look at the radar off the california coastline. in san francisco, showers were just to the south of you, now heading off to the coast. today is a relatively dry day in many areas. tomorrow is when the upper level low comes near los angeles. that's where we've got a chance of showers. if the air is cold enough in the afternoon, we may get a few thunderstorms out of that and then it should clear out for a nice weekend. today, very similar to yesterday with a sun and cloud mi
. >>> good morning. hurricane heading for the baja of california down in mexico. at one point this was looking very impressive on satellite imagery. there was a well-defined eye. hurricane paul scared people down here preparing for the hurricane. thankfully it's beginning to weaken. it still looks like it will make landfall over the next six to ten hours. there should be some damage from this as we go throughout the day today. it looks like the resort areas to the south here will not see the brunt of it, we'll keep an eye on it. otherwise, we had the big storm go through yesterday. in the northwest all the rain has spread all the way into the northern rockies. the gold front is beginning to move on through. behind it, typical instability showers. may be ducking inside ducking showers. with the area of high pressure situated over nevada, the winds are fast going through the rockies. high wind warnings in effect for some areas of montana that will spread out into the plains. very windy, wet and stormy in the northern portions of the rockies. you can see one area of enhanced rain
. >>> there was widespread hysteria across northern california. did you see it? there were scores of people that witnessed a fireball streaking across the sky. the sightings caused phone lines at national weather service to light up. now, officials there believe the bright streaks of light were part of a meteor shower, which is becoming a normal occurrence in the area. pretty cool looking. >>> all right, now to the rockies where colorado skiers kicked off ski season at arapahoe basin. the resort is traditionally one of the first in the nation to open their slopes. colorado resorts are hoping to rebound from last season's drab winter. >>> and finally, artistic undergarments are now being used to fight against breast cancer. that's because an elaborate array of unique bras are scheduled to hit the auction block in new york. these unique designs will be sold next month, all to raise money for breast cancer awareness. getting creative. >>> and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins, who is not getting creative about the weather out there. that will tell its
today in america. in california, disturbing video coming in to us showing a man set on fire with a molotov cocktail. you can see him running across the parking lot. the victim was standing outside a market when a fireball was thrown. police released the video in hopes of finding the attack. >>> next to denver where a life was saved on camera. a baby millayian taper needed mouth-to-snout rescue breaths. a view staff member performed the procedure after the calf was nonresponsive following its birth. officials say the newborn is doing just fine now. >>> self hundred women in texas showed their high heeled shoes are made for more than just walking. they competed for the annual tell let toe stampede. there are even a couple of guys in there who strapped on pumps to show support. the event was organized to raise money for breast cancer awareness. >>> west virginia's 33rd bridge day brute out an extreme cast of characters. over 400 base jumpers participated. two of them newly weds. >>> now here is nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather forecast. i can't even jump off the h
california, not a bird, not a plane, but that guy. a two-foot long fell from the sky and flopped onto the 12th tee of a golf course. the two-pound leopard shark was plucked from the ocean by a bird and dropped onto the san juan hills golf course it was returned to the sea. >>> in new york after a year of renovations, people once again will be able to visit lady liberty's head starting sunday. the crown will be open thursday through sunday each week and reservations are required. hopefully not this sunday, we'll have hurricane sandy making its way. if you're traveling, you'll want to check your forecast. nbc meteorologist bill karins is doing that for you this morning. >> good morning. >> that's like a jack hanna fish tale. >> it was a true story, i promise. >> i believe you. pretty incredible. good morning everyone. as far as the weather goes in the west, typically when you get these big, huge, unusual weather patterns, the rest of the country stays tranquil and quiet. clear skies over nevada, utah, arizona, through much of california. the warm air is trying to move in along the warm front i
focused, everyone. >> yes. good morning. yesterday in california was where some of the worst weather in the country was. we had a couple of tornadoes. some of those were near the sack kra men tow areas. by california standards it did get everyone's attention. the other thing we have to worry about as we go through the next 48 hours is what's going to happen down in the caribbean. we are watching tropical storm sandy. this one is heading north wards. jamaica, cuba, then the central bahamas. this storm tracks not all that far away from florida. we're not expecting a direct impact. with the uncertainty coming this close to florida, we should see rip current, large waves on the east coast beaches. then the storm is off to the east coast sometime sunday into monday. where is the storm heading after that? a lot of questions. this high pressure is going to block it. it's not going to easily head out to sea. it's a race between the cool air and cold air. this could get sucked up to the north. we haven't ruled out new england impacts and the canadian maritimes. there's not a lot of bad weathe
, both candidates are on the road. while the president campaigns in california, mitt romney spent sunday in florida before his major foreign policy speech in virginia today. nbc's tracy potts that is details from washington. good morning. >> reporter: hi, veronica, good morning. even with those jobs numbers that came out friday helping president obama, we are still seeing mitt romney with a boost after the debate, and today he will argue that under the president, america is weaker against enemies abroad. mitt romney gives a big foreign policy speech in virginia today, but over the weekend in florida, he focused on taxes and president obama. >> he will ultimately have to raise taxes on middle income taxes by $4,000 a year. >> reporter: since last week's debate, which romney is widely regarded as having won, both sides argued the other was dishonest. >> he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: their truth war now on tv. >> not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. >> this was
. unbelievable. >>> now to southern california where not a bird, not a plane but a two-pound fish. it was pluck eed from the oceany a bird. the employees placed it in a bucket of water mixed with sea water and then they returned it to sea. >>> finally in new york after years of renovation, people will, once again, be able to visit lady liberty's head starting on sunday. the crown will be open thursday through sunday each week and reservations are required. although, this weekend with sandy coming, not a great time to go. for a look at the weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> if you are in the path of the storm, your nbc local station has all the information you need and keep it tuned there. we don't want to ignore our friends in the south, still getting gusty winds. 20 to 35 miles per hour all the way from miami to west palm beach and beach erosion and large waves and you're going to get brushed by this storm from south carolina to georgia to florida but still impacting you as you go throughout your day today. middle of the country looks fine forecast wise just cold air we're talk
dollars once bidding begins next month in california. the winning bidder will own the only gingham dress and white blouse used in the film. >>> now for a look at your weather, let's check in with nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> things will change in the west. people will have to find their umbrellas. it looks like officially as we head towards the end of this week, it will return. for now we'll hold on to the sunshine and warmth. yesterday was another beautiful day all through the west. temperatures above average in almost all cases. 77 in medford. another day above 70 in the northwest. what a start to october. one of the warmest starts we've ever seen. it has cooled off with clear skies in many cases. the desert southwest, summertime morning lows, temperatures there in the 70s. we have the pesky low drifting closer to the coast. there will be showers with it over the next couple days. today the coast of san jose, san francisco and then it will drop south wards towards los angeles during the day tomorrow. not a lot of wet weather. right now it's still offshore. you can see where it is,
is headed back to minnesota's mayo clinic for further in-patient care. >>> california engineers are look into the state's 20,000 bridges and overpasses to see if they're earthquake ready. the state has been busy retrofitting many structures over the past dozen years. officials are working with a simulation program to see which bridges could collapse during a major quake. >>> finally, a group of divers received artistic inspiration from this year's presidential candidate. they carved the faces of mitt romney and barack obama into pumpkins. pretty impressive job. not everyone was left out. they threw in snoopy there. the contest featured designs less politically driven as well. >>> now for a look at your weather, we'll check in with meteorologist bill karins. he has your weather channel forecast. good morning, bill. >> good morning. big storm in the west. i was up late watching the baseball game and it ended in a downpour in san francisco. congratulations to the giants. as far as yesterday went, we had severe storms that even produced some small tornadoes. they didn't do too much damage, b
. he's served more than four decades for the 1969 killings of a musician and a stunt man. california governor jerry brown will have the final say. >>> and here's a scoop for you. the mars curiosity rover is about to do a little digging. nasa says it will collect soil samples to learn if there were ever favorable conditions for microbial life. >>> and one of the top trending health stories right now on nbc news.com could cause some controversy. a new study finds that offering free birth control can dramatically lower the rate of abortion. researchers who gave women free birth krael nor three years saw cases of abortion drop 66 to 67% below the national level. this could impact this year's election. mitt romney has plenled to repeal the affordable care act which requires insurance to cover contraceptive costs. >>> and now to wall street. the dow closed at 13,575 after gaining 80 points yesterday. the s&p was up 10. the nasdaq added 14. taking a look at overseas trading this morning. in tokyo the nikkei inched up 38 points while in hong kong the hang seng climbed 104. >>> the s&p is on
stuff was merely a passenger onboard an f-15 jet that raced across california's mojavi desert. absolutely amazing. >>> now here's a look at some other stories across america. a car plowing into a scrap metal business. luckily it happened in the middle of the night, so no one was around, kpeptd for the driver, who could be seen getting out of the car several minutes after the impact. >>> in california, it is finally home sweet home for space shuttle endeavor. we've sped up this video of what was a long, winding and two-mile-per-hour journey through the streets of l.a. this weekend. after soaring above the earth dozens of times, its final trek was to a museum where it's going to go on display later this month. >>> to new york, it's not as big as that shuttle, but this pumpkin is still pretty great, right? it's weighing in at 1,300 pounds and the grower says it's all thanks to hard work, no funny business. >>> a map discovered buried in the vault of a historical vote shows george washington's encampment at valley forge, pennsylvania, could have changed this country's history fore
of their belongings. unbelievable. >>> to southern california where not a bird, not a plane, but a two-foot long shark fell from the sky and flopped on to the 12th tee of a golf course. true story. the two-pound leopard shark was plucked from the ocean by a bird and dropped on to san juan hills golf course. course employees placed the shark in a bucket of water mixed with sea water from the kitchen before snapping a photo and returning it to sea. >>> finally in new york, after years of renovation, people will, once again, be able to visit lady liberty's head on sunday. the crown will be open thursday through sunday. but this weekend with sandy coming, not a good weekend. bill karin has more on the weather channel forecast. >> over the weekend, if you're in the path of the storm, your nbc local station will have all the information you need and keep it tuned there as the storm does approach. we don't want to ignore our friends in the south. still getting a lot of gusty winds. 20 to 35 miles per hour all the way from miami through west palm beach and getting beach erosion and large waves. all the day th
campaign schedule over the next three days in eight states including iowa, colorado, and california, an appearance on jay leno tonight. >>> tracie, thanks so much. >>> elsewhere, the white house and the state department were advised that an islamic militant group was behind the benghazi attack just two hours after that assault began. this information is according to a result by the reuters news agency. they managed to obtain e-mails that described the attack as it was still underway. the white house and the state department have not commented yet on those e-mails. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. we're going to begin with a deadly shark attack in southern california. a 39-year-old man was killed while surfing in the waters off surf beach. the victim was -- had a massive bite wound on his upper torso and was pronounced dead at the scene. this is the second fatal attack in two years at surf beach which does not have any shark warning signs posted. officials are investigating to determine what kind of shark was involved. >>> now over t
the next three days in eight states including iowa, colorado, and california and an appearance on jay leno tonight. >> all right, tracie pots there for us in washington. tacie, thanks. >>> the white house and the state department were advised that an islamic militant group was behind the benghazi attack just two hours after that assault began. this information is according to a report by the reuters news agency. they managed to obtain e-mails that described the attack as it was still underway. the white house and state department have not commented yet on those e-mails. >>> well, now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. we're going to begin with a deadly shark attack in southern california. a 39-year-old man was killed while surfing in the waters off surf beach. the victim suffered a massive bite wound on his upper torso and was pronounced dead on the scene. this is the second fatal attack on surf beach which does not have any shark warning signs posted. they're investigating what kind of shark was involved. >>> now over to texas where the fast and furiou
of interior california were 90s or 100. we held on to some of the warmth this morning. medford is right about 48. clear as could be for the day today and more sunshine and more warmth just about everywhere. that's a look at your national fo in many spots, the exception right along the coast. >>> i'd like to give people a change, a little change of scenery, but more of the same coming your way. >>> bill, thanks so much. coming up, tech titans duel. beer bounces back, and the city that's cracking down on snacks. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus a heated exchange between nicki minaj and mariah carey turns up the drama on the set of "american idol." you're watching early today. >>> vice president joe biden's airplane, air force 2, had a pair of landing problems due to bad weather. first in charlotte the flight had to do a go around due to a thunderstorm cell that left some passengers a little queasy. later the jet was diverted from andrews air force base to dulles due to a low cloud ceiling. >>> pope benedict's former butler declared his innocence yesterday again
, california for a quick stop to take the leno show and nevada. vice president biden staying in ohio for more campaigning there. >> tracie potts for us in washington. thank you. >>> elsewhere, the white house and the state department were advised that an islamic militant group was behind the benghazi attack just two hours after that assault began. this information is according to a report by the reuters news agency. they managed to obtain e-mails that described the attack as it was still underway. the white house and the state department have not commented yet on those e-mails. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. we're going to begin in texas where the fast and furious can get their fix on the nation's speediest roadway. starting today driving 85 miles per hour on parts of highway 130 is legal. the new 40-mile toll road makes the trip between austin and san antonio much faster. safety experts predict more accidents and deaths. >>> a driver used the heimlich maneuver to stop a student from choking to death. the teen couldn't breathe after acciden
has come to an end just in time for this morning's rush hour in california. the demolition job hit a snag when a column collapsed. look at it go. work crews completed a major component of the four-year expansion project. >>> in kentucky, a test of strength was on display. 34 teams of 20 people battled to see who could pull a 757 cargo plane 12 feet in the fastest time what. were they thinking? the competitors showed the money as well as some muscle. all of the teams raised a thousand dollars for the special olympics. all for a good cause. >>> finally, hawaiians continued their love affair with spasm hundreds gathered to build the world's largest mosubi. the 628-pound hawaiian snack was made with loads of rice, loads of seaweed, and of course, all of that spam. the event also featured a contest where the winner downed seven of them in three minutes. not seven 682-pound masubis, right? now for your weather, here's bill karins with a weather channel forecast. when was the last time you had spam? >> over ten years. it's been a long time. >> and you're a big fan, right? >> obviously. ob
by $2,000. >>> in california, governor jerry brown signed a bill that would allow half a million young illegal immigrants who qualify for the federal work permit program to obtain driver's licenses. >>> near hong kong at least 36 people were killed when a boat filled with holiday party goers collidewide a ferry and sank. it is the deadliest accident there in years. >>> a house in clam mouth falls, oregon, that was sold this summer turned out to be a meth lab. it had toxic chemicals 80 times. the family who bought the foreclosed house from the government got sick and now has few options. >>> the white house is lit up in pink to mark october as breast cancer awareness month. new york's empire state building is also bathed in pink. and even buckingham palace in london has gone pink to support the breast cancer awareness campaign >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,515 after adding 77 points yesterday. the s&p was up 3 but the nasdaq lost 2. taking a look at overseas trading this morning. in tokyo the nikkei fell ten points
california. cooler in vegas, but mild from phoenix to l.a., not bad at all. looking towards tomorrow, more wet weather returns with a warm front in the northwest and everyone else remains status quo. >> bill, thanks so much. >>> and now to entertainment news. tom cruise has filed a $50 million lawsuit against "style" and "intouch" magazines, claiming they defamed him in headlines that he has abandoned his 6-year-old daughter suri, which the suit maintains is a vicious lie. >>> fans have already reportedly formed a music store hoping to get a ticket. >>> and it's that time again. who are this year's top earning celebrities according to forbes? number five, singer bob marley with $17 million. number four, peanuts creator charles schultz with $37 million. number three, that's pretty predictable, right? king of rock and roll, elvis, with $55 million. then king of pop, number two, with $145 million. and number one, elizabeth taylor. look at that, $210 million. this is all thanks to that record-breaking auction of her jewelry, artwork and costumes. that was a big deal this year. >> jackson will
are being canceled to allow for additional repairs. >>> in california, gas prices shot up as much as over 30 cents while some stations supplies have dried up thanks to refinery and pipeline problems. >>> meanwhile, in canada, 16 trail lor loads of stolen maple syrup were escorted back to the warehouse in quebec. a barrel of the sticky commodity costs more than oil. >>> meanwhile, a bitter sweet problem in france. an m and m candy biogas plant nearby was the source of the artificial coloring. >>> finally, only in new york do kids pay a baby-sitter to hold their phone. that's right, the devices aren't allowed at school so this company parks outside and holds their phone during class for $1 a day. >>> coming up, the rams down the cards, a college football comeback and a boxing first. >>> plus, a special blood soaked sock could be up for sale. your sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> i don't even think i'd buy it if it was a yankee pitcher with a bloody sock. your forecast has temperatures tumbling on the eastern seaboard. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> good
in california, nice ific maritime air mass which means it's a warmer air. if that air comes from the north this time of year it gets much colder. >>> we'll take another look at your forecast for today and tomorrow coming up later. >>> how hurricane sandy will impact your travel plans, plus wall street may take a walloping of another kind from the hurricane that will keep traders home today. you're watching "early today." >>> there are already huge headaches for travelers across the country as hurricane sandy makes its approach. nbc's tom costello is at reagan airport this morning for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this place is abandoned. behind me normally you'd see a lot of planes on the ramp. this morning there isn't a plane to be seen anywhere because they pulled them all out of here. they don't want to take any risks at all with planes getting hit by this storm. let me show you a website we watch very closely, i'll show you what happened yesterday at about 5:00 p.m., this website shows real live airline traffic over the skies at any one time. you can see at 5:00 yesterda
, arizona, will have a nice day. southern california looks good, too. san diego right around 75. >>> we'll take another look at what the latest is with sandy coming up. >> all right, bill. thanks so much. >>> one of the many heartbreaking stories associated with this storm, the backup generator at a major new york city hospital failed, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of patients. >>> as the sun comes up on this tuesday, we'll have a much better indication of just how much destruction sandy caused along the atlantic coast and inland. you're watching "early to dash which. . >>> residents all across the northeast this morning are waking up and assessing the damage from this super storm. monmouth county is one of the areas where sandy roared ashore. right now we have sheriff sean goldman. sheriff, thanks for being with us. i'm sure you're extraordinarily busy this morning. >> i'd like to say good morning, but we have some issues here in monmouth county. >> i would imagine so. the sun is coming up and you're getting the first few glimpses of the damage of the storm. what's it looking like
. he was arrested in his mother's california home and police recovered $396,000 in chips. >>> after being shut down for two days, u.s. mashlgs will reopen. unlikely to be business as usual. trading will resume on and off the floor of the new york stock exchange and the nasdaq this morning. the last time weather interrupted u.s. markets this this degree, 1888. >>> incredibly the fcc says the unprecedented super storm knocked out 25% of wireless cell towers and a quarter of cable services in ten states. governor bob mcdonald is giving the victims until november 9th to renew expiring driver's licenses. >>> an out of this world deal is sure to spark action. disney is buying lucas films from star wars maker george lucas for just over $4 billion. >>> and, finally, movie fans who had power but were stranded at home by sandy gave netflix a boost by about 20% nationwide. in hard hit northeast streaming spiked 100%. >>> well, the incredible images we're only just beginning to see from sandy's powerful winds and surging waters remind us that it's people's resilience that will once again get us
750 bucks for the painting. >>> and finally it was quite a sight in california, when a 12,000 pound potato sculpture arrived at an 18 foot fork in the road. sounds like a bill karins joke. the photo op is part of an anniversary celebration. the group towed the 6 foot spud out west. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, we check in with nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> that's fine. >> i try. >> i would have showed up with the butter, the sour cream and the bacon. >> i'll be there with the ketchup. let's make a couple french fr s fries. >> big huge frier. big storm in the west. two or three days worth of storminess in the northern plains, great lakes around chicago. this storage is going to be a slow moving one. it's going to have a good punch to it today and a chance of severe weather. right now the storm is located here north of nebraska over the top of south dakota. it's not so much severe thunderstorms, it's very windy in the northern plains. we have warm air out ahead of it. classic setup. cold, high pressure. no snow with the system for the most part. east
diego, california, where one newborn at the zoo has continued to charm the world. you really just have to see it. take a look. this 11 week old giant panda who's still little has taken his first baby steps. the vets were examining the cub when he raised one paw and then mustered enough strength to lurch forward before collapsing. the precious animal looked like he was crawling but vets say these first steps are what they call clumsy walking. we've all been there, haven't we? i'm lynn berry. this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >>> 4:28. some of us waking up to some lingering sprinkles. this is the live view from our hd city cam. ahead, a look at what's in store for your weekend. first, good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm angie. >>> police are searching for a man who shot twice while standing on his front porch. police say the victim was shot during a robbery. he was taken to the hospital and is expected to be survive. >> today the sixth gunman in one of the deadliest murder sprees in d.c. history will learn his fate. nat
. >>> this comes to us from knsd nbc 7 in san diego, california, students at one high school showed their classmate just how popular he is on campus. ivan mendoza who has down's syndrome was elected homecoming king in a landslide. crawford high school seniors jumped at the chance to crown him homecoming king. ivan's core row nation began at friday's pep rally and ended with him dressed to the nines for saturday's school dance. looking good there. i'm lynn berry. this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >>> it is 4:28 right now. a bit cooler -- a lot cooler than it was this time yesterday, but not too much. sunshine is on the way, and your forecast is first. good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this tuesday, october 16, 2012. >>> university of maryland is warning students about an armed robbery near campus. the robbery happened on the intersection of calvert road and princeton avenue. several students were running when they were approached by a man with a gun. police say that's when another man joined the suspe
. >> they need the money. >> this comes to us from san diego, california, where one newborn at the zoo has continued to charm the world. you really just have to see it. take a look. this 11 week old giant panda who's still little has taken his first baby steps. the vets were examining the cub when he raised one paw and then mustered enough strength to lurch forward before collapsing. the precious animal looked like he was crawling but vets say these first steps are what they call clumsy walking. we've all been there, haven't we? i'm lynn berry. this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning. thunderstorm activity overnight. we have some lingering showers here and there. 64 degrees at the airport. some showers northwest of the city. the barometer a little on the low side. not a chilly morning. these temperatures are close to the normal high for this year. the forecast is just ahead. >> so many questions and so little time. 4:56. two baltimore city
here's stories that are making news. we begin in california. a view owe rent scuffle broke out between opposing coaches after the game ended. it's unclear what started the may lay but it was stopped before any of the children or adults were injured. >>> two florida construction workers were killed in a parking garage collapse. one witness said the five story lot was under construction when it just fell like a house of cards. rescuers pulled one survivor from the rubble 13 hours after the collapse. crews will continue searching for the lone unaccounted for worker this morning. >>> there goes the bride in new jersey. this woman swiped a $5,000 wedding dress right in broad daylight. she just walked off with it. she apparently had a small group of friends and a small child to distract the shop owners while she escaped. police are still looking for the woman. >>> finally, a group of detroit residents helped a raccoon out of a very bizarre situation. poor little guy. the good samaritans freed the an ma's head from a jar when it came close enough. the jar was stuck on his head for hours. time
, washington. >>> now here's stories that are making news. we begin in california. a view owe rent scuffle broke out between opposing coaches after the game ended. it's unclear what started the may lay but it was stopped before any of the children or adults were injured. >>> two florida construction workers were killed in a parking garage collapse. one witness said the five story lot was under construction when it just fell like a house of cards. rescuers pulled one survivor from the rubble 13 hours after the collapse. crews will continue searching for the lone unaccounted for worker this morning. >>> there goes the bride in new jersey. this woman swiped a $5,000 wedding dress right in broad daylight. she just walked off with it. she apparently had a small group of friends and a small child to distract the shop owners while she escaped. police are still looking for the woman. >>> finally, a group of detroit residents helped a raccoon out of a very bizarre situation. poor little guy. the good samaritans freed the an ma's head from a jar when it came close enough. the jar was stuck on his he
has spent a few days in california. another fund-raiser, another event there late last night where the president said that he has been courting hispanics there, but he also said that mitt romney's debate was more style over substance, that debate really fueling the polls and we'll see if it's affected by the vice presidential debate this week. vice president biden, paul ryan debate on thursday. both of them out of the public spotlight as they continue to study for that. ryan is in florida. vice president biden is in delaware. he says he is focusing on ryan's speeches and on his budget. lynn? >>> tracie pots for us in washington. tracie, thank you. >>> a nashville hospital is reporting another death from the meningitis outbreak. that's according to the associated press. if confirmed, it would be the fifth deadly case in tennessee, the ninth nationally. at least 105 people in nine states from minnesota to florida have been affected. the cdc now believes 13,000 people in 23 states may have received steroid injections tied to this outbreak. while many are believed not to be at risk, th
wants to arm the rebels. president obama has spent a few days in california. another fund-raiser, another event there late last night where the president said that he has been courting hispanics there, but he also said that mitt romney's debate was more style over substance, that debate really fueling the polls and we'll see if it's affected by the vice presidential debate this week. vice president biden, paul ryan debate on thursday. both of them out of the public spotlight as they continue to study for that. ryan is in florida. vice president biden is in delaware. he says he is focusing on ryan's speeches and on his budget. lynn? >>> tracie pots for us in washington. tracie, thank you. >>> a nashville hospital is reporting another death from the meningitis outbreak. that's according to the associated press. if confirmed, it would be the fifth deadly case in tennessee, the ninth nationally. at least 105 people in nine states from minnesota to florida have been affected. the cdc now believes 13,000 people in 23 states may have received steroid injections tied to this outbr
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